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In Alaska, seven people were killed in the collision of small planes

Seven people were killed in the collision of two small planes near the Soldotna airport in Alaska, according to the Department of public security of the state.

Earlier it was reported that two small planes collided near the airport, Soldotna, Alaska, died, the house of representatives of the state of Harry Knopp.

American politician was killed in a collision of two aircrafts over Alaska

Two small planes collided near the airport, Soldotna, Alaska, died, the house of representatives of the state of Harry Knopp, the newspaper Anchorage Daily News.

The Federal aviation administration said the aircraft Havilland DHC-2 Beaver and a Piper Aztec collided about three kilometres from the airport at 08.30 local time (19.00 GMT). The exact number of passengers and survivors is not reported.

In Alaska, the otter climbed into the boat people to escape from killer whales

Guide John Dornellas shot on video, like a frightened otter escapes from killer whales in a boat with people, reports the Daily Mail.

John conducts boat tours in Alaska. During one of them he took video of the otter fleeing orcas. The frightened animal got on a boat to the people.

Off the coast of Alaska earthquake with magnitude of 6.1

The earthquake of a magnitude of 6.1 occurred in the Pacific ocean off the coast of Alaska, according to the US Geological survey (USGS).

Aftershocks were recorded Tuesday at 08.03 UTC (11.03 GMT) 66 kilometres southwest of the small town of sand point, with a population of about a thousand people. The center was located at a depth of 41.3 kilometer.

Authority of the city of Sitka decided to keep the monument Baranov

Authority of the city of Sitka in Alaska will continue to have a monument to the ruler of the Russian settlements in North America, Alexander Baranov, despite the numerous proposals of Russia, told RIA Novosti mayor Gary Paxton.

The Sitka Council on July 14 unanimously adopted a resolution on the transfer of the monument to the Baranov Museum from the city centre. Russia's Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov after that reported that the number of Russian cities - Arkhangelsk, Irkutsk, Magadan - ready to buy a monument and transported it to yourself.

In Alaska, called the timing of the transfer of the monument Baranov

Authority of the city of Sitka in Alaska, the monument will take the Governor of Russian settlements in North America, Alexander Baranov Museum for several months, told RIA Novosti mayor Gary Paxton.

The Sitka Council on July 14 unanimously adopted a resolution on the transfer of the monument to the Baranov Museum from the city centre.

The Embassy commented on the situation with the monument Baranov in Alaska

The Russian Embassy in the USA distressed that the decision of the authorities of Sitka in Alaska to move the statue of Governor of Russian settlements in North America, Alexander Baranov Museum, said Wednesday the Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov.

"We are disappointed that amid the sweeping waves of desecration and demolition of monuments of historical figures in the course of mass protests in the United States under the decision on dismantle of still got the sculpture the main Governor of Russian settlements in North America established in 1989. The resolution is signed and contains a lot of emotional evaluations. Creative role Baranov in Alaska and California are obvious... Unfortunate that the story continues to be politicized", - said the Ambassador answers the questions of the journalists on the page Embassy in Facebook.

The mayor of the city of Sitka has promised to move the monument Baranov "sincerely"

The mayor of the city of Sitka (Alaska, USA) Gary Paxton said that the transfer to the Museum of the monument to the Governor of Russian settlements in North America, Alexander Baranov will be carried out "with respect."

"The statue will be moved to the Museum in a respectful and positive manner," said Paxton RIA Novosti.

Experts explained calls for the demolition of the monument to Baranov in Alaska

Advocating for the demolition of the monument to Alexander Baranov in the American city of Sitka (Alaska) are not able to fully understand the diversity of aspects of the history of Russian settlements in North America, told RIA Novosti the representatives of three non-governmental organizations.

Earlier, a group of residents of Sitka has proposed to remove from the centre of the monument the Governor of Russian settlements in North America in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries, Alexander Baranov. Most speakers for the demolition of the statue belongs to the indigenous people of trincity. The coordination Council of Russian compatriots of the USA (CARS) made an online petition against plans to demolish the monument. Mayor Gary Paxton told RIA Novosti that local authorities will consider the fate of the monument in July or August.

The mayor of the city in Alaska had not seen the bid of the monument Baranov

Authority of the city of Sitka in Alaska is not yet acquainted with the idea of the Fund on the purchase of the monument the Governor of Russian settlements in North America in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries, Alexander Baranov, which requires you to remove a group of residents of the city, reported Wednesday RIA Novosti by phone, the mayor of Sitka's Gary Paxton.

He did not comment on the possibility of making such suggestions.

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